In October, we'll be joined by Kris and Jim Alvarez!
Kris Alvarez is a theatre artist privileged to make artful relationships (Curtain Razors, Fadadance, Artesian, Globe Theatre, RIWC, Common Weal). Kris performs in other people’s work (Bad Blood, Carmen Angel – Joey Tremblay/Curtain Razors), makes her own work (Golden Potluck, Burnt Sienna), and, moments before the pandemic, was humbled by the work (Reasonable Doubt – Persephone Theatre) Kris continues in film (Donkeyhead, KarmaFilms / Agam Darshi), outdoors (2021 Other Side of the River, 2022 Wâhkôhtowin, Sum Theatre), on TV (ZARQA, CBC Gem), onstage (2021 & 2022 Making Spirits Bright – Globe Theatre) and in creation (Acknowledging). At the 2022 Regina Folk Festival, Kris happily debuted Burnt Sienna Boulevard, a reimagined version of Burnt Sienna (her original variety show from 2018-2022) now for younger audiences. She is excited to continue tinkering with this family show alongside her other theatre project, Acknowledging, a collaborative creation with five local artists which will be presented Spring 2023.
Jim Alvarez was born & raised in Cebu, Philippines, arriving in Canada in the early ‘70s. He and his family followed the promise of an improved life, carrying memories of life “back home” – including years of song writing, and making music. Over 40 years, finding ways to learn, adapt and understand what life could be like here, he is content to say, home is here in Regina, Treaty 4. This sense of home bloomed from deep connections Jim has nurtured with diverse communities mainly through art – dance, storytelling, painting, music. Jim has played in and led several bands. He has performed and created music with his daughter, Kris Alvarez. For the past five years, he’s been the “house band” for Kris’ theatre project, Burnt Sienna, sharing his original work and old familiar tunes. Currently, Jim and Kris are collaborating on a new work, Banana Musik - a theatre show sharing early experiences of being new to this place and the music Jim created along the way.
Celebrate Culture Days 2023 at the library, your hub of creativity! From Sept 22 - Oct 15, we're your destination for exciting events, made possible by the generous support of SaskCulture. Join us for workshops, performances, and more, celebrating our vibrant community. Learn more by visiting https://culturedays.ca